R&CA has created a coronavirus information hub to keep business owners updated during the coronavirus outbreak.

This webpage will be updated regularly with the latest information and resources:

This includes:

  • Links to relevant federal and state government health alerts
  • Updated news relating to the coronavirus
  • Fact sheets and templates
  • Workplace Relations FAQs for business
  • Coronavirus information and support for business government assistance




Permit System

Outdoor dining funding 

Creating a COVIDSafe workplace

Signs, posters, templates and social media tiles for your workplace

Café & Restaurant Guidelines

QR code check-in

Easing of restrictions

Industry Restart Guidelines - Hospitality

Summary of latest restrictions - 22 November

Victorian Re-Opening – FAQ’s

Accomodation and food services sector guidance

Business Events Fact Sheet

Wedding restrictions

Victorian Outdoor Dining Fact Sheet

Third step roadmap to reopening

Restriction List

Premier Statement - 26 October

General Business FAQs

Reopening roadmap - Metro

Reopening roadmap - Regional

Creating a COVIDSafe workplace

What to do if a worker tests positive for COVID-19

What to do if you show symptoms of COVID-19 at work

Dan Andrews Statement - 18 October

Business owners and managers support

Retail Food Services Industry COVID Safe Plan

City of Melbourne COVID-19 business grants

City of Melbourne Outdoor cafe/dining permits

Unlock Hospo Survey - chance for your voice to be heard

Sign the Eat Out to Help Out Petition

$3 Billion Business Support Package

Third round of the Business Support Fund

Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund

Outdoor dining boost

To make an application for an outdoor area temp licence, see: Application for a temporary limited licence

Sector guidance for Accommodation and Food Services business within metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria

COVIDSafe Workplace

Navigating the reopening roadmap webinar recording

R&CA proposal - Vic Stimulus

Managing Customer Expectations - FREE COURSE

Hospitality Business Grant Program

CBD Small Hospitality Grant

Victoria 'State of Disaster' Q&A Webinar

Vehicle Log Book Template

COVID Safe Plan Victoria

Signs, posters and templates

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme

Permitted Worker Scheme 

Face Mask Regulation Fact Sheet

Business Support Package

Statement of Premier - 7 July

Summary of new restrictions - 7 July

Local Lockdowns Business Support Program

Business Support

Metropolitan Melbourne

Return to business - hospitality venues

COVID-19 Transition & Recovery Victorian Webinar Recording

Victorian Government Training Courses (at least one staff member to complete)

Vic Re-opening Guidelines

Restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and nightclubs restrictions

Victorian Reopening restaurants and cafes Q&A



Government grants and payments during COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Information - Department of Health

COVID-19 vaccinations & the workplace

COVID-19 Vaccine Information - Phase 1: Safety and approvals

JobMaker Hiring Credit Scheme

Business tax options during COVID-19

Face Mask Fact Sheet

COVID-19 outbreak in your business CHECKLIST

A cafe owner's guide to reusable foodware during Covid-19 (dine-in & takeaway)

National Cabinet update on coronavirus measures

R&CA Record keeping solution to register guests

R&CA COVID-19 Best Practice Guidelines

OpenTable Webinar Recording - R&CA state by state reopening guidelines and best practices

Federal Health COVID-19 Posters & Resources

Ecolab Reopening Guidelines

COVID-19 impacted Retail and Commercial Tenancies (Members Only)

Leases and Landlords during COVID-19 pandemic (Members Only)

NCCC My business's COVIDSafe plan

Roadmap to a COVIDSafeAustralia

COVID-19 Hospitality Best Practice Training



Letter Template for Rent Negotiations - When landlords ask for more than just sales information and JobKeeper confirmation (Members Only)

Re-engagement Letter Template (Members Only)

R&CA - Letter Template to Landlords (Members Only)

'Know your numbers' training video - Foodie Coaches (Members Only)

Break-even spreadsheet - Foodie Coaches (Members Only)

Mandatory Code of Conduct (Leasing Principles for Commercial Tenancies)

Restaurant Industry Award Temporary Variations

Takeaway and Delivery Liquor Fact Sheet

Pre-Packaged Meal Information Fact Sheet (Members Only)

Stand Down Fact Sheet

Stand Down Letter Template (Members Only)

Introducting Online Delivery to your Business Fact Sheet

Loan Deferral Fact Sheet

Workplace Relations FAQs for business (Members Only)

R&CA Letter to Prime Minister Lobbying for Visa Wokers

Restaurant Industry Award - Fair Work Commission Application

Landlords and leading - dealing with the COVID-19 epidemic - Solving legal and leasing disputes and landlords


Please click on the relevant links to keep up to date with coronavirus health alerts in youe state or territory:

Federal  NSW  VIC  QLD  SA  WA  TAS  ACT  NT